VSB-TUO VSB – Technical University of Ostrava

Recognition of prior learning comes out from the content of studied courses, acquired learning outcomes, extent of the course expressed in principle through the medium of ECTS credits and achieved evaluation. The Dean of the faculty may recognise, upon the written request of the student, courses or parts of studies previously completed by a student who is registered for study in a study programme. This applies to courses or parts of studies completed:

  • during previous studies or during current studies in another study programme run by the university or its faculty;
  • during previous or current studies at another university in the Czech Republic or abroad;
  • within the scope of lifelong learning in accordance with Section 60 (2) of the Higher Education Act (Act 111/1998

Bachelor degree candidates

Recognition of Education is considered as the basis for acceptance for further study at the university.

Under Czech law, students who have obtained their secondary school-leaving certificate abroad are required to obtain an official document to say that their education is recognised in the Czech Republic, before they can register for a degree programme at a Czech university. Officially this document is called an „Rozhodnutí o uznání rovnocennosti (platnosti) zahraničního vysvědčení v České republice“ (Decision on the recognition of the equivalence (validity) of the foreignschool-leaving certificate).

The competent authority in Moravian-Silesian Region:
Moravian-Silesian Region Regional Authority 

Description of the proces, the list of required documents and contact is available on the website of the regional authority.  

Address:
Moravskoslezský kraj – krajský úřad
28. října 117
Ostrava, 702 18
Czech Republic

Master and Doctoral degree candidates

This can be defined as the recognition of diplomas, qualifications or parts of study programmes of a foreign educational institution by another educational institution.

Such recognition is considered as the basis for acceptance for further study at the university. Under Czech law, students who have obtained their Bachelor or Master degree abroad are required to obtain an official document to say that their education is recognised in the Czech Republic, before they can register for a degree programme at a Czech university. Officially this documents is called „Rozhodnutí a Osvědčení o uznání vysokoškolského vzdělání a kvalifikace v České republice“ (The decision and the certificate on the recognition of the university education and qualification in the Czech Republic).

The documents demanded:

  • Application form for Recognition
  • Original or a certified copy of the foreign diploma
  • An official transcript of grades from the whole of the student´s earlier university studies (diploma supplement)
  • Official Czech or English translations of both documents
  • In case of some countries, where demanded by the relevant international agreement, must be an apostile (official certification issued in the country of origin, which certifies that the document is authentic).

If an international agreement on the recognition of equivalence exists, confirmation of the equivalence can be issued.
If not, the authenticity of the content of the translated documents must be verified by a competent authority. The authenticity of signatures and stamps on original documentation must be verified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the state which is the seat of the institution that had issued the document and by the embassy of the Czech Republic in the respective country. Such legislation is not required for documents coming from countries which are parties to a relevant international agreement abolishing the requirement of legislation for foreign public documents.

Application Form for Recognition

The competent authority

A public university which has a degree programme equivalent to the one that the student studied abroad.

Contact at VŠB-TUO

E-mail: recognition@vsb.cz

Detailed information can be found at the website of the Ministry for education youth and sports.